8 New COVID-19 Cases
No New Deaths
Total Positives Now Officially 3,368
Total Deaths in County 174
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 16, 2020) –The Mohave County Health Department (MCDPH) Nursing staff was notified this Sunday afternoon of 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Of the 8 new cases, there are 5 new confirmed cases in the Bullhead City service area. The Lake Havasu City service area has 2 new cases. There is 1 case in the Kingman service area and the North County area has zero new cases.
Of the 5 new Bullhead City area cases, all remain under investigation. One is in the 11-19 year age range; one is 30-39; one is 40-49; two are 70-79.
Lake Havasu City has two new cases. Both are under investigation. One is 60-69 and the other is 70-79.
The final case is a 50-59 person, who is hospitalized in the Kingman area and the case remains under investigation.
There are now 1,576 positive cases in Bullhead City, including 72 deaths.
There are now 1,054 positive confirmed cases in the Lake Havasu City area, including 42 deaths.
There are 645 positive confirmed cases in Kingman, including 60 deaths.
There are 80 cases in “North County,” formerly referred to as “Other” (composed of a number of smaller Mohave County communities,) There are 0 deaths there.
*Other/Unknown 13 (Addresses not known)
There are a total of – 174 deaths in the county from the disease.
Total positive cases –—–3,368.
The Mohave County Department of Health does not report any “probable” cases, only “confirmed” cases of COVID-19.
**As of now, the MCDPH is reporting a total of 1,841 RECOVERED CASES in the county. (This is updated once a week on Mondays for the previous week.)**
**The Average age of all Mohave County positive cases is now 48.2 years old.
***The Average age of deaths from COVID-19 in Mohave County is now 76.8.
For those seeking more detailed stats about COVID-19 in Mohave County, the state of Arizona, and the country, Go Here (this site is always being updated. As of this writing, it may not have the latest cases listed above):
Patients who believe they may have active COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to contact their health care provider or locate an Arizona Testing Blitz site for testing at https://www.azdhs.gov/testingblitz
For more information about the COVID-19 testing service, visit www.SonoraQuest.com/coronavirus.
** Please notice that the count includes all ages, not just the elderly. It is vital that people continue to practice Social Distancing and wear masks in public. Always wash your hands when returning to your office or home. Please be alert and be safe.**
The Mohave County Department of Public Health makes contact with all confirmed cases and encourages self-isolation for ten days to two weeks, depending on their symptoms and unique work and living situation. Public Health staff then identify the people who have been exposed to the confirmed case (contact tracing) and encourage them to self-isolate until they are past the point of possibly developing the infection. Public Health monitors each confirmed case, and all of the contacts during quarantines.
Also, for additional statewide information about the COVID-19 response, go to: https://azdhs.gov/
There remains the problem of an overall lack of interest in wearing a mask, staying home when sick, and true adherence to Social Distancing. This allows the COVID-19 virus to continue its march through our county. Over confidence is not the best attitude.
Meanwhile, please keep in mind that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to:
*Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when unable to remain about six feet apart..
*Maintain Social Distancing (at least 6 Feet apart!)
*Stay at home if at all possible.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
* Stay home when you are sick, or if you are not an essential employee.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Beware of false rumors and attempts to discredit COVID-19. It is not a hoax. Check reliable sources when new information comes out.
COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare, using telemedicine where available.